December 12, 2016
The New Zealand Government has issued the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (Schedules 1AA and 2A) Order 2016. This order amends the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996. The purpose of the order was to update Schedules 1AA and 2A of the Act to implement the 2013 and 2015 amendments to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants. The Ministry for the Environment has been charged with administering this order. The order entered into force on December 15, 2016.
Additional information: http://www.legislation.govt.nz/regulation/public/2016/0299/latest/DLM7050701.html.